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6 Best Writing Lessons Ever

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Informational/Expository Writing

This workshop is for educators who teach 2nd-grade and above, or for any teacher responsible for teaching informational or expository writing.

In this workshop, you will come away with specific lesson plans with clear objectives that will empower you to:

  • Understand a variety of expository writing challenges: informational essays, reports, the “how-to” piece, and compare and contrast
  • Explore opportunities for analyzing the organizational structure of the expository essay
  • Learn specific strategies for crafting strong introductions with attention-grabbing leads—and create clear, concise topic sentences
  • Generate several broad yet distinct main ideas
  • Write a variety of compelling supporting details
  • Construct conclusions to restate main ideas creatively
  • Receive powerful exemplars of expository writing for classroom use
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Informational/Expository & Opinion Writing: Essays, Reports, Response To Text

This workshop is for educators who teach grades 2nd – 8th, or for any teacher responsible for instructing students how to respond to text in writing. Teachers will learn how to present information in the form of expository paragraphs, reports, and essays.

In this workshop, you will come away with specific lesson plans with clear objectives that will empower you to:

  • Provide rigorous, close reading strategies for annotating complex texts
  • Explore opportunities for analyzing and summarizing the organizational structure of a variety of texts
  • Learn specific strategies for crafting strong introductions and conclusions
  • Generate several broad yet distinct main ideas
  • Write a variety of compelling supporting details
  • Support ideas through relevant evidence and rich vocabulary
  • Respond to a variety of informational writing challenges such as essays and reports, response to text, the “how-to” piece, compare and contrast, as well as literary analysis tasks
  • Provide students with clear strategies for responding to text with confidence and skill
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Narrative Writing

This workshop is for any teacher responsible for teaching narrative writing with a focus on grades 2nd-7th. Educators will understand the key characteristics of narrative writing, and teachers will also understand how proven, practical, research-based methodology works in the real-world classroom.

You will come away with specific lesson plans with clear objectives that empower you to:

  • Understand the characteristics of a range of narrative types of stories including character/problem/solution, personal experience, imaginative, and realistic fiction
  • Explore the reading-writing connection
  • Learn specific strategies for writing entertaining beginnings
  • Write relevant, vivid elaborative detail
  • Build suspense
  • Develop fully-elaborated main events
  • Craft satisfying extended story endings
  • Receive powerful exemplars of narrative writing for classroom use
  • Address the personal experience narrative
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Can any of these workshops be presented onsite for your school?

Yes, we conduct onsite training for thousands of educators every year. To learn how to bring an EW workshop to your district, or to learn how we can provide tailored training to meet your district's needs, please call 1-866-285-3516.

*Note: All workshops require the corresponding book which you can purchase with your registration. The required guide is available in print or digitally with a license to the Hub.
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